Hot and hungry
Friday, July 13, 2018
Summertime is challenging. The heat makes me want to stay out of the kitchen, away from creating meals over a hot stove or oven. I am getting tired of eating salad, and I crave ice cream all day long. So far, I managed to take a family trip that included lots of restaurant meals, and even some tasting of local specialties, and somehow maintained my weight. I'm proud of that, but it was frustrating, mostly because eating my way through a new place is part of the travel experience I had been used to. I had to tell myself "no" a lot. I wanted to taste everything, whether or not it was meal time, whether or not I had calories to spare. I tried to fill the time with activities that were not necessarily food-centered.
I have more summer and more travel left to go, some of it under more stressful circumstances and with less supportive travel companions when it comes to food choices. I am afraid I will reach the end of my ability to be disciplined and thoughtful about eating.